Dane Foust, Ed.D.
Vice President of Student Affairs
Dane Foust was named vice president of student affairs at Salisbury University
in March 2012. He held the position in an interim capacity since June 2011. To
the division and University, he brings significant knowledge of the campus
community, enrollment management, assessment, retention, housing and all areas
of student support.
Beginning in 2006, Foust served as SU’s associate vice president of student
affairs. He provided leadership in the division’s assessment and fiscal
management areas, as well as directly overseeing Student Counseling, Student
Health, Career and Disability services. He has gained the respect of the campus
community for his commitment to enhancing the quality of student and University
Foust has been lauded for his leadership in the development of the Strategic
Enrollment Plan, the division’s first outcomes-based Strategic Plan and a
comprehensive campus wellness program. He has played a significant role in the
development of Sea Gull Square and residence hall renovation, emergency
preparedness, and other efforts in support of the mission and goals of the
In the greater community, he has served with Shore Leadership and is a member
of the board of directors of Village of Hope. He was selected for the Leadership
Maryland Class of 2011, one of 52 top-level executives from the public and
private sectors who examine the critical issues facing Maryland. He also is
active as an accreditor for the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.
Foust is currently an affiliate faculty member in UMES’ Doctor of Education
Prior to joining the SU community, he held progressively responsible
positions at Mount Aloysius College in Pennsylvania, the Semester at Sea program
sponsored by University of Pittsburgh, The State University of New York College
at Oneonta, and The Pennsylvania State University.
Foust holds a Doctor of Education from the Pennsylvania State University in
higher education administration, a Master of Arts from Indiana University of
Pennsylvania in student affairs in higher education and a bachelor’s degree from
IUP in journalism.
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